Escape from Reason is the second book of the first volume “A Christian View of Philosophy and Culture,” by Francis Schaeffer. In this volume, Schaeffer goes into more detail in how man, by denying Absolute Truth, and becoming the measure of all things, has been swallowed up into the “river of despair” seen in its philosophy, music, art, general culture and the new theology.
Schaeffer argues that the Christian view of man not only gives man meaning, but it also has a rational justification which is grounded in being created in the image of God.
Hence, the need remains for believers to diligently understand the present “Thought-forms” in order to preach Christ effectively. For, to “Escape from Reason” is the most tragic madness—for it (in many ways) keeps us on the road that leads to destruction.